Hi everyone! Well this is my first foray into the Criminal Minds fandom, I have written other stories, but please be nice! :-)
Past Bites Back
"So, what is the temporary liaison like?"
Emily enquired, as she and JJ snuggled up on the couch, enjoying their rare night in away from work. Emily was leant up against the arm, as JJ sat between her legs, her head resting on Emily's shoulder. There was no sound, just peace and quiet, which was something they rarely enjoyed. After all if it wasn't Emily's phone going off, it was JJ's, it was nice to leave work at work every once in a while, and this was one of those times. Emily placed a gentle kiss behind JJ's ear, as her hands rested on JJ's very pregnant stomach, a big smile spreading across her face as she felt the baby kick.
"Wow…baby's busy tonight!"
When Emily had the abortion at 15, she never thought she would be a mother. She thought that maybe her chance of being a Mom had passed her by. She wasn't even sure she would make a good Mom, but after she had the conversation with JJ on the plane, she knew she could do it, and she was going to prove it to herself.
"Hey Em, what are you thinking about?"
JJ asked, as Emily shook her head, and looked at JJ who had turned her head to look at her. She leaned forward and placed a chaste kiss on the blondes' lips.
"I just can't believe how I got so lucky."
And she didn't. Growing up and travelling around with her Mother she had had to grow up quickly, maybe too quickly. But she knew she was fortunate, growing up in a wealthy family, and she made sure she didn't show off about it, or put her nose up to less fortunate people than herself. But it always got her thinking that maybe she didn't deserve to have anymore happiness. She had a good job, and enough money that she didn't have to worry about anything financially. Did she deserve anything else?
But then she had walked into JJ's office to start learning about the BAU's protocol and procedures, and that was when her world got turned upside down for the better. She had been lost for words when JJ had entered into Hotch's office, but after spending one and one time with her, talking with her, laughing with her, she knew she could easily fall in love with the blonde press liaison. There was just the matter of making JJ see her that way too.
"Ah, and there was me thinking that I'm the lucky one."
JJ murmured, as blue eyes looked into brown. Emily could see the sincerity in them, and she blushed lightly. She had never been a person who took compliments particularly well, but slowly she was taking them better, thanks to JJ. Putting her hand behind JJ's neck she pulled her into a passionate kiss, only breaking away when oxygen became an issue. Smiling, Emily leant back against and took JJ with her.
"So, are you going to tell me about the new press liaison, or not?"
"Well, if you had been listening to me in the first place you would have heard me telling you!"
JJ exclaimed a hint of laughter behind her voice as she crooked one of her eyebrows up. The tips of Emily's lips slightly lifted as she tried to look as innocent as she could.
"I was listening!"
"Okay, then what did I say?"
JJ drawled, her eyebrow crooking back up again. Emily tried to think back, but she must have been completely in her own little world, as she couldn't remember a thing about what JJ had said. JJ was still looking at her expectantly and all Emily could do was laugh.
"Okay, you win! I wasn't listening, okay? But can you blame me, when I was thinking about my gorgeous wife in my arms!"
Before she met JJ, Emily didn't think she would ever settle down, obviously she just had not met the right person. Of course, she had had long-term relationships before JJ, one just ending before she joined the BAU, and she had been in love, but nothing like she felt for JJ, that was a whole new experience for her.
"Don't try and charm your way out of this one!"
JJ stated, but couldn't help the smile from spreading across her face. Emily leaned forward nuzzling her face in JJ's neck, making her laugh.
"You know how much I love you, right?"
Emily asked, suddenly coming over all serious, surprising JJ a little.
"I do know, and I love you too. I wouldn't have married you otherwise!"
JJ joked, a grin once more appearing on Emily's face. Emily couldn't quite believe she was going to be spending the rest of her life with the woman in her arms. How had she gotten so lucky? And with a baby just a few weeks away…and she couldn't wait. They would have their own little family, just the three of them. Emily pulled JJ further back against her, as she took in the smell of her hair.
"Okay, so back to this press liaison…"
"Oh yeah, as I was telling you before, she's joining us from Counter Terrorism. She's going to be following me till I go on maternity leave, learning about what I do and things. She'll be with me the in the next few days, you'll meet her at some point."
"Sounds good, now why don't we just stop talking and make out?!"
Emily asked excitedly, and JJ couldn't help but take her up on the idea.
"Hey, you guys have plans tonight?"
Reid asked, as they walked out of the BAU bullpen after just coming home from the case. Emily walked behind him with Morgan and if she was honest she had found it tough. Not just because of the case, but because JJ hadn't been there, and Emily really didn't like sleeping alone.
"I'm thinking about getting a burger."
Morgan stated, as they walked towards the elevator.
"Oh, I could eat."
Emily agreed, because as much as she wanted to see JJ and kiss her and hold her, she really needed to eat first as she was starving. Plus, she was sure JJ was around somewhere, it wouldn't be long till she saw her.
As soon, as she had thought that, JJ appeared from behind the corner. Her long blonde hair hanging over her shoulders, and her bump very obvious in the white top. Emily had never seen anyone so beautiful as JJ before, and she gave her a smile as she saw her, but it disappeared when she saw the person who was with JJ.
"Hey guys, I want to introduce you to someone. This is Agent Jordan Todd; she'll be taking over from me while I'm on maternity leave."
Emily couldn't believe her eyes, she hadn't seen this woman in over 2 years, what the hell was she doing there? She was in so much shock that she nearly missed Jordan talking to them.
"Agent Jareau has told me so much about you all. You must be Agent Prentiss…"
Emily shook her hand; Jordan's eyes were twinkling as they did. She knew Jordan probably hadn't done it on purpose, showed up at where she worked, but it was an extraordinary coincidence.
As Jordan met Reid and Morgan, JJ shot a small smile Emily's way and she gave one back. JJ obviously didn't know anything about her and Jordan's past, but then why would she? Jordan probably didn't even know that she and JJ were together, and she wasn't the type of person to make trouble.
She and Jordan had been together for 3 years before events led them in different directions, and they separated. She didn't know it at the time, but Emily knew it had been for the best. Now she was with JJ and a baby on the way. Jordan looked good, she commented to herself, as the team finished meeting her and JJ once again spoke up.
"Well, Agent Todd comes to us from 7 years at Counter Terrorism."
"I'm really looking forward to working with the Behavioural Analysis Unit."
Jordan stated, as she met Emily's eyes. Emily still couldn't believe she was standing with her wife who had no idea that the lady standing next to her was her ex girlfriend.
"We're starting her training now."
"You're training her right now?"
"Well, we're kind of running out of time."
JJ answered Reid, as she wrapped her hands around her bump; a big grin suddenly appearing across Emily's face as she did so.
"Uh, let me introduce you to the rest of the team."
"Well, I'll see you all in the field…team."
And with that, JJ entered into the BAU, with Jordan following closely behind. But as she walked past Emily, Jordan brushed a hand down her arm, followed by a smile as she entered the bullpen. Surprised, Emily glanced to see if Reid and Morgan had seen, and was relieved when she saw they were at the elevator. Looking back into the bullpen, Emily grimaced, and all she could think was…
So, what did you think? I'm really really nervous, so if you could tell me what you think, I'd very much appreciate it. Thanks for reading :-)